Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in adults: part I. Evaluation

  • Dewey C Scheid University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Robert M Hamm University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Abstract

Acute rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions that physicians treat in ambulatory practice. Although often caused by viruses, it sometimes is caused by bacteria, a condition that is called acute bacterial rhinosinusitis. The signs and symptoms of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis and prolonged viral upper respiratory infection are similar, which makes accurate clinical diagnosis difficult.

South African Family Practice Vol. 47(6) 2005: 22-27
Published
2006-01-03
Section
Articles

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